Immunotherapy

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Our Doctors

Patients at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) are taken care of by doctors, advanced practice providers, and registered nurses who specialize in immunotherapy and are among the best in the nation. Through SCCA, you have access to the latest therapies and treatments. Our team of doctors and specialists meets regularly to discuss each patient’s treatment options.
Frederick R. Appelbaum, MD

Frederick R. Appelbaum, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Appelbaum is the Executive Director of SCCA. His work centers on the biology and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia.

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Merav Bar, MD

Merav Bar, MD

Bone Marrow Transplantation

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Pamela S. Becker, MD, PhD

Pamela S. Becker, MD, PhD

Hematology

Dr. Becker is a hematologist who treats people with blood disorders, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and myelodysplastic syndrome.

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William I. Bensinger, MD

William I. Bensinger, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Bensinger is the director of the autologous transplant program and treats patients with multiple myeloma, amyloidosis, and plasmacytoma.

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Shailender Bhatia, MD

Shailender Bhatia, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Bhatia is a medical oncologist who cares for patients with skin cancers and kidney cancer.

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Marie E. Bleakley, MD

Marie E. Bleakley, MD

Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation

Dr. Bleakley works as a pediatric oncologist specializing in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and the treatment of leukemia relapse.

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Paul A. Carpenter, MD

Paul A. Carpenter, MD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Carpenter is a pediatric hematology oncologist. He treats children with autoimmune diseases, leukemia, and lymphoma. Additionally, he is part of the Long Term Follow-up team for adult services.

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Laura Q.M. Chow, MD

Laura Q.M. Chow, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Chow cares for patients with lung, head and neck, and thyroid cancers. She is devoted to finding new treatments for these diseases.

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Andrew L. Coveler, MD

Andrew L. Coveler, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Coveler is a medical oncologist who treats cancers of the gastrointestinal system.

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Mary (Nora) L. Disis, MD

Mary (Nora) L. Disis, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Disis is a medical oncologist researching vaccines and immunotherapy for cancer, specifically breast cancer vaccines, including the role of the human immune system in battling cancer.

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Elihu Estey, MD

Elihu Estey, MD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Estey is an expert in treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). He serves as an advisor to the Food and Drug Administration regarding new drugs in AML.

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V.K. Gadi, MD, PhD

V.K. Gadi, MD, PhD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Gadi is a medical oncologist who specializes in caring for women with breast cancer.

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George E. Georges, MD

George E. Georges, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Georges is a medical oncologist who treats people who have blood disorders like leukemia, lymphoma, and myelodysplastic syndrome.

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Ajay K. Gopal, MD

Ajay K. Gopal, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Gopal specializes in the treatment of lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and novel low toxicity therapies.

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Celestia S. Higano, MD

Celestia S. Higano, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Higano is a medical oncologist who specializes in treating prostate cancer.

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Leona A. Holmberg, MD, PhD

Leona A. Holmberg, MD, PhD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Holmberg specializes in bone marrow transplantation and has clinical expertise in immunotherapy and transplantation immunology.

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Sylvia M. Lee, MD

Sylvia M. Lee, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Sylvia Lee is a medical oncologist who treats head and neck cancers, lung cancers, and melanoma.

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Michael L. Linenberger, MD

Michael L. Linenberger, MD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Linenberger cares for people who have anemia, bleeding and thrombotic disorders, low platelets, sickle cell disease, iron overload, myeloma, leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplasia, and myeloproliferative disorders.

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David G. Maloney, MD, PhD

David G. Maloney, MD, PhD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Maloney applies the latest research on new treatments when treating his patients for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.

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Renato G. Martins, MD, MPH

Renato G. Martins, MD, MPH

Medical Oncology

Dr. Martins is the medical director for thoracic/head and neck oncology as well as outpatient general oncology and hematology at SCCA.

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Robert Bruce Montgomery, MD

Robert Bruce Montgomery, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Bruce Montgomery is clinical director of genitourinary medical oncology, carrying out research and seeing men and women with genitourinary cancers at SCCA/UWMC.

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Maciej M. Mrugala, MD, PhD, MPH

Maciej M. Mrugala, MD, PhD, MPH

Medical Oncology

Dr. Mrugala treats primary glial brain tumors, primary central nervous system lymphoma, and neurofibromatosis. His research interests are in experimental therapeutics, and complications of treatments in neuro-oncology.

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Paul T. Nghiem, MD, PhD

Paul T. Nghiem, MD, PhD

Dermatology

Dr. Nghiem is the Michael Piepkorn Endowed Chair in Dermatology Research, a UW professor of Dermatology/Medicine. He has a particular interest in Merkel cell carcinoma.

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John M. Pagel, MD, PhD

John M. Pagel, MD, PhD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Pagel specializes in treating patients with leukemia and lymphoma.

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Seth M. Pollack, MD

Seth M. Pollack, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Pollack is a medical oncologist who treats adult patients with sarcoma.

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Oliver W. Press, MD, PhD

Oliver W. Press, MD, PhD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Press is a medical oncologist who specializes in treating patients with lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma.

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Colin C. Pritchard, MD, PhD

Colin C. Pritchard, MD, PhD

Laboratory Medicine

Dr. Pritchard works in the Department of Laboratory Medicine of UW Medicine, where he has helped develop UW-OncoPlex, an important test that benefits Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients.

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Stanley R. Riddell, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Riddell is an expert at treating lymphoma and myelodysplastic syndrome with bone marrow transplantation.

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Lupe G. Salazar, MD

Lupe G. Salazar, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Salazar is a medical oncologist specializing in the treatment of breast cancer and prevention.

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John A. Thompson, MD

John A. Thompson, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Thompson is co-director of the SCCA Melanoma Clinic and widely respected as a leading medical oncologist who has developed better approaches to diagnosing and treating melanoma and kidney cancer.

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Brian Till, MD

Brian Till, MD

Dr. Till specializes in autologous stem cell transplantation to treat lymphoma as well as adoptive T cell therapy clinical trials for lymphoma.

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Cameron J. Turtle, MD, PhD

Cameron J. Turtle, MD, PhD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Turtle is a hematology oncologist who specializes in treating blood diseases with bone marrow transplantation.

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Scott S. Tykodi, MD, PhD

Scott S. Tykodi, MD, PhD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Tykodi is a medical oncologist who treats kidney cancer and melanoma. He is particularly interested in the application of immune therapies to the treatment of cancer.

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Roland B. Walter, MD, PhD

Roland B. Walter, MD, PhD

Hematology

Dr. Walter is a hematologist who specializes in treating AML.

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Edus Houston Warren, MD, PhD

Edus Houston Warren, MD, PhD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Warren is a medical oncologist specializing in leukemia and bone marrow transplant.

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